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Commissioners cautiously take step toward new jail

Critical questions about a proposed new jail in Cheyenne County – such as how big, how much it’ll cost and can the county afford it – could be answered in coming months. This week, the county’s board of commissioners approved a letter of...

 

Annual Hay Day Festival on tap for this weekend

The 12th annual Hay Day Festival will be a free night of fall fun at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds. The festival will be held on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. It started 13 years ago when a day-care...

 

Erdman announces bid for state legislature

Steve Erdman of Bayard, the father of former Sen. Phil Erdman, has announced his candidacy for the 47th District legislative seat. His father was a state senator from 2001 to 2009 and is now vice president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation....

 

Veteran's History Project: Frederick H. "Fritz" Guenther

Frederick H. "Fritz" Guenther U. S. Air Force 1958-1962 EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is...

 

Service Notice: Jack R. Knicely

Jack R. Knicely, 94 of Sidney, passed away at the Sidney Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24 in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Dave Hall officiating. Burial...

 

Creek Valley High students conduct 'Apply2College' event

Seniors at Creek Valley High School will take a critical step in the college preparation process when they participate in a college application event on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the school. The event is part of a statewide Apply2College Campaign...

 

Court Briefs 10-21-15

The following person appeared in Cheyenne County Court on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, before the Honorable Randin Roland: Floyd Virgil, age 68 of Sidney, appeared for arraignment on a charge of applying for a false homestead exemption, a class I...

 

Community Calendar 10-21-15

Ongoing A memorial account has been set up at American National Bank (Main Bank and Drive up locations) for Tabitha Davis. Donations can be made to: “Tabitha Davis Memorial Fund” to help defray expenses and to benefit twin daughters...

 
 By John Bahr    Opinion    October 21, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Fort Sidney Road Bridge

Dear Editor, Disclaimer: I am not a bridge builder nor do I claim to be one, but I’ve worked in manufacturing long enough to know when I see progress, or lack thereof. Since I am unemployable, I’ve had plenty of time to walk the dog past the...

 

When investing, put time on your side

Now that we’re well into autumn, the days are getting noticeably shorter. The change in seasons reminds us that time is passing – and it’s important to use that time wisely. When used well, in fact, time can be your greatest gift in many walks...

 

Sidney spikes Gering

The Sidney High School volleyball locked down a big win against district-rival Gering on Tuesday night at home. The Lady Raiders topped the Bulldogs in four sets, 25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17. Sidney...

 

Leyton upends P-D in 3 sets

Leyton High School’s volleyball team posted a big win over rival Potter-Dix at the Banner County Triangular on Tuesday. The Lady Warriors, who had just lost to powerful Potter-Dix in the Minuteman Athletic Conference tournament championship game...

 

Creek Valley splits matches at Bayard Triangular

Creek Valley’s volleyball team split its two matches at the Bayard Triangular. The Storm (10-11) lost to Mitchell 25-16, 25-8 and defeated Bayard 21-25, 26-24, 25-20. Mitchell also defeated Bayard to improve to 17-8. Bayard fell to 7-18. In the...

 

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